Patrick Chapin wanted to write a lot about Merfolk today, but there's just one problem: they're terrible! So how about an explanation why and some piquant red decks ahead of SCG Dallas instead?
Todd Anderson has been playing with Ixalan and testing like crazy! Check out the decks he thinks we'll see the most of when new Standard gets the Ixalan ball rolling for SCG Dallas!
Are there enough good Dinosaurs to build a reasonable tribal deck in Commander? Bennie Smith didn't think so when he started writing this, but there's a Gishath, Sun's Avatar deck at the end!
No physical cards yet? No problem! Ryan Saxe has whipped up some imagined packs to start theorycrafting. Do you agree with his picks?
In case the title didn't clue you in, Ross Merriam isn't a tribal believer for Ixalan Standard! Get the decks he thinks are really poised to succeed at SCG Dallas and beyond! Don't get caught in the deckbuilding trap!
Jadine Klomparens talks those Goblin Rabblemasters in her Top 32 SCG Louisville Jund deck and the potential of Ixalan's black "extra card" spells. Could Sword-Point Diplomacy break the mold for SCG Dallas?
Learn the fundamentals of brewing with Conley as he explores Ixalan! Come for "Woods" of wisdom and stay for the Axis of Mortality brew! Can this card make it in the new world?
When two tribes go to war, we film it for VS! Will Todd Stevens triumph with G/R Dinosaurs, or will Brad Nelson cut-lass him down with B/U Pirates? SCG Dallas is on the horizon!
Temur Energy rules Brad Nelson's Magic-playing heart! Can its reign last in post-Ixalan Standard? Decklists for SCG Dallas abound!
It's a look ahead at Ixalan Standard on VS! Will Tom "The Boss" Ross stomp with G/R Dinosaurs, or will Todd Anderson win with B/G Constrictor? SCG Dallas is just around the corner!
The Standard rotation is nigh, and Peter Ingram isn't wasting any time! What spins on old archetypes does he have up his sleeve, and what's brand-new in his Magical universe ahead of SCG Dallas?
Not Ari! He says the set's impact on Standard is based on cards rather than themes like Merfolk or Pirates, and he's building the SCG Dallas decks to prove it!
Chas Andres finishes off his Ixalan Finance Review with a look at the last rares and mythics revealed, plus This Week's Trends!
New set, new setting: it's time for Ixalan's flavor review! Which debuting artist likely got his break because of a Dinosaur banner? Why are the coins anachronistic? And what creative choice has JDB genuinely furious?
Ixalan's full of tribal goodies for Merfolk, Pirates, Vampires, and Dinosaurs, but that's not exotic enough for Matt Higgs. He's brewing decks around Aetherborn, Jackals, and Artificers!
Gerry Thompson isn't liking Vampires' chances in Ixalan Standard, but he's ready to feast on the other three main tribes! Get his latest decklists for them, plus another that's remarkably...cryptic.
For a time, Tom Ross and Infect were practically synonymous, but the deck fell out of favor in Modern. Can a cheap cantrip and a new defensive spell put it back on the map?
Hurricane Irma might be keeping Brennan DeCandio from traveling to SCG Louisville, but that just means he has more time to scour the Ixalan previews! Get his takes on the set's mechanics and underrated cards!
Emma Handy's mind is on Ixalan, yet far from the shores of Standard! What will see play in Modern and Legacy? What's overrated? And when is a strictly worse version of a card still worth playing?
Chas Andres completes this week's trilogy of articles with Part 2 of his Ixalan Financial Review! Get his take on what's underrated in the set, what's overrated, and what's going on in the wider Magic world!